The 10 best last-minute Champions League goals
There’s nothing better than a last-minute goal and the Champions League has produced plenty of those over the years.
From that infamous night at the Camp Nou in 1999, to the stunning events that took place at the Bernabeu this season, GiveMeSport reviews the top 10 last-minute Champions League goals:
Teddy Sherringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man United) – 1999 Champions League Final
Man United scored two stoppage time goals to stun Bayern Munich in 1999, so it’s fitting to include both Teddy Sherringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on this list.
With Bayern one goal in the right, Sherringham struck in the 91st minute, after deflecting Ryan Giggs’ snap shot into the back of the net.
Then, just 30 seconds later, United forced another corner. Sherringham nodded down, before Solskjaer kicked a foot out and headed home.
🗓 THIS DAY:
In 1999, Manchester United completed the treble coming from a goal down to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League final.
⚽️ 90+1′ Sheringham
⚽️ 90+3′ Solskjaer
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) May 26, 2020
Rodrygo (Real Madrid) – 2022 Champions League semi-final second leg
Man City suffered one of the most unexpected Champions League collapses against Real Madrid this season.
City had won the first leg 4-3 and were good 1-0 at the Bernabeu with one minute of regulation time remaining.
But then Rodrygo arrived!
The Brazilian winger came on as a substitute and pulled a goal back in the 89th minute. Then, 90 seconds later, he went home another to force extra time.
Karim Benzema then scored a penalty in extra time as the Spanish side stunned Pep Guardiola’s side.
OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW!!!!!
Rodrygo pockets his second goal in a few minutes!
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 4, 2022
Mandy Islacker (Frankfurt) – 2015 Women’s Champions League Final
Frankfurt were three-time Champions League winners when they faced a PSG side in search of their first European trophy in 2015.
The game looked set to go into extra time, before Mandy Islacker pounced on a loose ball in the box to score a stunning 92nd-minute winner.
As a result, Frankfurt won their fourth title – a record at this stage, although Lyon have now won the tournament eight times.
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) – 2009 Champions League semi-final second leg
Andres Iniesta’s insane stoppage-time strike has ended Chelsea’s hopes of reaching a second consecutive Champions League final.
Chelsea had drawn 0-0 against Barcelona, but dominated the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Michael Essien seemed to have scored the winner, however, Iniesta’s strike saw Barca progress on away goals.
The match was full of controversy, as referee Tom Ovrebo dismissed a number of Blues penalty appeals, some of which the referee has now admitted should have been awarded.
OTD in 2009…
Andrés Iniesta scored one of the classic Champions League goals 👏
He broke Chelsea’s heart in the process 💔 pic.twitter.com/n33FCAnYTH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 6, 2018
Lucas Moura (Spurs) – 2019 Champions League semi-final second leg
Spurs produced a miraculous second-half comeback against Ajax in 2019 to secure a place in the Champions League final for the first time.
Ajax were three goals clear in aggregate at half-time in Amsterdam and seemed to be doing just fine, but Lucas had other ideas.
The Brazilian scored twice in the space of five minutes just before the hour mark to set up a tense final, before netting a winner with seconds remaining in stoppage time.
Without the away goals rule in the Champions League, THIS ‘winner’ of Lucas Moura 🆚 Ajax would have only prolonged the tie 🤯pic.twitter.com/qH4c6RsXft
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 24, 2021
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 2014 Champions League Final
Atletico were on course to overcome their rivals in the 2014 Champions League final, having taken the lead with a goal from Diego Godin.
However, Sergio Ramos netted a header in the 93rd minute to send the game into extra time.
Madrid then scored three unanswered goals to win 4-1 and claim their first European title since 2002.
Alex Scott (Arsenal) – 2007 UEFA Women’s Cup Final
Arsenal’s only European silverware came in 2007, when the Champions League was known as the UEFA Women’s Cup and the final consisted of two legs.
The Gunners faced Swedish side Umeå and there was only one goal scored over the two legs.
It was Alex Scott who scored the winner for Vic Akers’ side –– scoring in the 91st minute of the first leg at the Umeå Energi Arena.
Arsenal remain the only English women’s team to have won the Women’s Champions League.
Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – 2012 Champions League Final
Didier Drogba’s header from the penalty spot canceled out Thomas Muller’s opening goal to send Chelsea’s draw with Bayern Munich into extra time.
Drogba went from hero to villain at the start of extra time, after conceding a penalty. However, Petr Cech saved Arjen Robben as the game went to penalties.
Fittingly, it was the Chelsea striker who scored the winning spot-kick as the Blues claimed their first-ever Champions League title.
Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) – 2017 Champions League Round of 16
Barcelona became the first team to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit in a Champions League match by knocking out PSG to reach the quarter-finals in 2017.
The Spanish side trailed 5-3 on aggregate with seven minutes remaining, but scored three late goals to seal a remarkable comeback.
The final goal came in the 95th minute, when Sergi Roberto hit Neymar’s cross to score his first goal of the season.
Sergi Roberto is 27 today 🎂
His goal sealed one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history when Barcelona beat PSG 6-1 🤯
Goose bumps. pic.twitter.com/1SEAMZMjcS
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 7, 2019
Maren Mjelde (Chelsea) – 2019 Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg
Chelsea held a 2-0 lead heading into the second leg of their quarter-final against PSG, but a first-half goal from Kaddidiatou Diani and a calamitous own goal from keeper Ann-Katrin Berger helped the French team to equalise.
🎥 Here is the very important goal of Maren Mjelde just to death in France!
Could watch this all day! ⚽️💛
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) March 27, 2019
It was the French side who looked most likely to steal a winner, but Maren Mjelde proved an unlikely hero for Emma Hayes’ side –– scoring a spectacular stoppage-time goal to send the Blues on in the semi-finals.
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